• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48


    Price Realised  


    Thoughts on Hunting. Sarum: printed by E. Easton, sold by P. Elmsly, J. Ridley, London, and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781. 4°, half-title, engraved frontispiece by F. Bartolozzi after G.B. Cipriani and 2 plates at end (light ink stains on K2r, small soil mark to P1r, light spotting to quire Aa), contemporary half calf (rebacked, old spine relaid). Provenance: Henry Bower (ownership inscription on front blank; ?his ms corrections to quire Aa). FIRST EDITION of this fox-hunting classic. Schwerdt I, p. 56.

    SURTEES, Robert Smith. The Horseman's Manual. London: Alfred Miller, 1831. 12°, uncut in contemporary green ribbed cloth, blue paper spine label printed in gilt (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION of Surtees' first book. It remained the only book to bear his name on the title-page. Huth p. 117; Mellon/Podeschi 141. (3)

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    A third book, Charles Apperley's Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton, 1837, with coloured plates by Alken, is also included in this lot which has a revised estimate of £500-800.

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